Furloughed civilians at Robins to return to work

Staff reportOctober 6, 2013 


Airman 1st Class Jabari Walton checks the ID of a person entering the Russell Parkway gate at Robins Air Force Base on Monday morning.

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Civilian employees at Robins Air Force Base who were furloughed during the government shutdown will begin returning to work as early as Monday, according to a base spokesperson.

“Base organizations are in the process of notifying affected workers,” about returning to work, said Geoff Janes, chief of internal information in the Public Affairs Office at Robins in a press release.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Saturday that the Pentagon would recall most furloughed civilian workers. The decision came after Congress passed a bill last week that the Defense Department interpreted as exempting Defense Department civilians from furlough if they provide direct support to the military.

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